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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Daisy, Daisy

I've been playing with my latest favourite stamps and dies from Marianne!  It's my favourite DL Die set and this time I've used the smaller oval frames that come with the set.  I've then used my favourite Daisy stamp from this fab new Wildflower stamp set and then, for the top card, I've used my favourite Daisy die from one of the Wildflower die sets.  Full list of items used below.

Marianne Products Used

DL Frame Set - CR1537
Papers - Rainbow - PK9175 - NEW!
Wildflowers Stamp Set - CS1084
Daisy Flower and Background leaves Die sets - CR1529 and CR1516
Tag - CR1510
Sentiment - Marleen's Wishes - CS1079

The Inks are Versaclair - Cheerful, Glamorous and Verdant

As I was playing, I was trying different mixes of the papers and card stock, so as I had left overs, I made the bottom card out of those.

That's all for now - got to make dinner!


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

PFM Favourite Colours

Morning folks - we have a new challenge over on Passion for Markers this week, with a great theme of Favourite Colours.  Now, mine change constantly but I do love teal and pink together so decided on that for now!
My image is a gorgeous new one from Mo Digital Pencil, Little Fairy Maxi.   I've also used another favourite from Marianne Designs, the DL frame - so useful. And, a new fancy frame die set that is part of the April 21 release - details below.  A few flowers and a few sparkles (again from Marianne)  and this little lovely is ready to go!

My image is a gorgeous new one from Mo's Digital Pencil, Little Fairy Maxi.   I've also used another favourite from Marianne Designs, the DL frame - so useful!  I've also gone with a new fancy frame die set that was part of the April 21 release - details below.  A few flowers and a few sparkles (again from Marianne)  and this little lovely is ready to go! 

Marianne Products Used

Fancy Frame die set - LR0709 
DL Frame set - CR1537
Rhinestones - CA3156

You can check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here over at PFM HQ.   You'll see that some of them have been made with Star Jam Lines images, who are our sponsors this week.  You could win two of their lovely digi images this week, so come and play along with us!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 7 May 2021

Billy Boy sending you flowers

This little cutie is Billy Boy, one of the newest images available at Mo's Digital Pencil. What a sweetie.

I've coloured him with a mix of Promarkers and Copics and a made  a muted background with a cloud stencil and sponge.  I've also stippled a few flower patches with my promarkers.

The papers are from the new Rainbow Paper set from Marianne Designs, and the flowers are from the stunning wildflower design sets from Marianne, details below.  Normally, I cut out the flowers in coloured card but this time I cut them in white and inked up the flowers and leaves - love the soft colours!  

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Rainbow - PK9175 - NEW!
Daisy - Wildflower Die Set- CR1529
Flower Strip Die - LR0537
Sentiment - CS1057
Banner Die - CS1058

Have a great day, whatever you're up to - I'm off to work in my daughter's shop!  :)

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

The Singing, Cycling Postman

Love this image by Tracy Easson -part of the Wonky Tonk range here at Which Craft. Perfect for a friend who is a postman AND loves his cycling!  Not sure about the singing though?

Coloured with Promarkers and  a bit of inking for the background.  Think this will make great Christmas cards too!

Had my second jab this morning, happy happy!!


Thursday, 29 April 2021

New block stamps from Marianne Designs

I am so loving these new block stamps from Marianne Designs, released this month.  Together, with the wild flower stamps also released this month, they really make the most gorgeous cards.  I've loved mixing colours and the block stamps sizes and they can be for all sorts of occasions.

 A little close up of one or two now and you'll find details of the stamps further down,

The daisy stamp is so pretty, and gives a beautiful crisp image!

I've added my own script stamp on  this one.

And you can also see this Christmas version that I made over on the Marianne Inspirations blog here with a walk through - they're  so versatile.

And in a more contemporary colourway.

Full list of Marianne Products  Used.

Rectangle Block Stamps - CS1082 - NEW!
Wildflower Stamps- CS1084 -NEW!
Tree Stamps- MM1625
Brocante Christmas Papers - PK9171
Christmas Sentiment Stamp - MM1630

Oh and here in the UK, I always find Buddly Crafts have a great range of the latest Marianne releases here.  I think these new release is coming soon!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Add a Sentiment at Passion for Markers

I am so late posting this - as the weekly challenge at Passion for Markers renewed yesterday.  We have a great theme of Add a Sentiment  and remember, you can now use any type of marker - so your Copics, your Spectrums and of course, the fabulous Promarkers!!

I've used this fun image from Mo's Digital Pencil - He's Still Got It- what a cheerful chap he is!  And my sentiment is a Woodware one which matches him perfectly! As always, I've used a few of my trusted Marianne dies - I can usually find just what I need in my collection!

Marianne Products Used

Music Score Die – CR150

Banner Tag set – CS1058

Our fab sponsors this week are DisDigiStamps with one lucky winner  receiving a $6.00 voucher to spend in their on line store. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you entering our challenge!


Friday, 23 April 2021

It's a Cupcake kind of a day!

It has been so gorgeous and sunny here in the Lake District that I felt inspired to make a bright and sunny card.  

I've used this super cute image, Bake Me a Cake from Mo's Digital Pencil and I've teamed her up with these fab papers from Nit Wit Designs, Sunny Side Up.

I also used this gorgeous new Apron Stencil from Marianne Designs - released this month.  They've brought out some fab cooking themed dies too this month, including the round chopping board that I've turned into a sentiment tag.

The teeny cupcake stamps and dies come from another Marianne set -Eline's Pigs.  They're really just an accent stamp/die from this set but I love how perfect they look with the image - always remember to use the little stamps and dies in your stash!  Anyway, there's a full list of Marianne products below.

Marianne Products Used

Apron Stencil - PS8085 - NEW!
Chopping Board Die Set - NEW!
Mini Cakes from Eline's Pigs - EC0187
Picot Edge Oval Frame - LR0235
Eggs  (from a Bird and Nest set) - LR0700
Tag Frame - CS1058
Utensils/Oven Mitt - CR1247

The sentiments are a mix of Woodware and Paper Trey Ink,

I'm in Holly's shop today so selling lots of loose flours, grains, nuts etc to make some cakes just like these - yum!!

Enjoy your day.

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 18 April 2021

The Spring Fling ATC

I took part in another ATC swap over on Tracy Easson group on Face Book.  It's such a lovely thing to do and to see others creations of these gorgeous images.  I've used  The Guid Wife from  The Clan McTavish range.  I decided to paper piece her outfit with some tartan papers which was a little fiddly with the collar and the patches but thought wifey looked so resplendent in her outfit that she needed to be going somewhere, hence the name.

I also made a little card to go with my ATC  using some stamps from the Star Gazer rangers - lots of the littler stamps that I often forget to use.

My swap partner was Anne Richardson from Tracy's Design Team and I've added her gorgeous makes for me below- I think we've used quite similar colours funnily enough!

Anne's make also came in the prettiest little sleeve - just love it!

We have had the most glorious week of weather here in The Lake District - so happy for all the visitors who have booked with us and across the Lakes now that the covid regulations allowed.
Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Feeling Feminine at Passion for Markers

It's Tuesday so that means -- it's the day I do my food shopping!!  Haha but it also means new challenge day at Passion for Markers with a great theme of Feminine  chosen by our lovely Lorraine - so many wonderful ways of interpreting the theme.  I've gone all girly with this gorgeous image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Pretty Purse.   

|I've also chosen these beautiful papers from Maja Designs (Summertime and Life in the Country) which are perfectly floral and feminine.

This gorgeous oval die from Marianne Designs also frames her perfectly.  And I love the wildflower die sets from them too - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die set- LR0670
Wildflower Dies - CR1516 (Poppy)/CR1529 (Cornflower)
Tag/Sentiment die and stamp combo - CS1029

Our sponsors today are  All Dressed Up stamps and they are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of your choice from their online store.  
Some of my teamies have used images from All Dressed Up on their creations this week, so don't forget to check them out here over at PFM HQ.

Have a great day whatever you may be doing!

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Flowers for you

This little sweetie is Flowers 4 U from Mo's Digital Pencil - and I had a hankering to make a blue card so here she is! Pop on over to Mo's Online store here to find her.

I used an all time favourite die from Marianne Designs to cut her out and then teamed it up with this wonderful half-circle doily set which came out last month.  So pretty!  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Half Doily Die Set - LR0701 - NEW!
Lacy Edge Circle Die set - CR1331

The papers are Maja Designs and then I added a few flowers to finish off.

I'm feeling a bit pooped as we did a walk into town this morning - it's about an hour downhill on the way, and it was beautiful but a bit more of struggle coming back!  

Have a great weekend - the sun is shining!


Thursday, 8 April 2021

A Marianne Designs Room with a View

Today's card was for my spot on the Marianne Inspiration blog here at the end of last month, using the newly released Plant Dies and papers, details below.  As I needed to make my youngest daughter a new home card, they were just perfect.  Their new flat has a lovely balcony and she was looking forward to having lots of plants and growing vegetables so I decided to make a balcony scene to reflect this with new and old Marianne Products!  There's also a write up of how I created the scene on the inspiration blog.

Marianne Products Used

Springtime Papers – PS8084 - NEW!

Planter Set – CR1542 - NEW!

Window Die and Hanging Plants – LR0583

Cat – LR0591

Trellis Die – CR1263

New Home Word Die – CR1314

Small Planter Dies – CR1464

I'm pleased to report they are very happy in their new place!!


Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy Easter Weekend

Hope you're all enjoying the Easter weekend so far - we brought forward Sunday lunch to Friday Night dinner with our family so that we could make the most of the sunny day (despite it being a bit cold).  

Today's card uses Fairy Godfather from Mo's Digital Pencil - love his flamboyant outfit!

The papers are Queen Bee from Pink Paislee, the sentiment is mostly from Woodware - it says Just another magic Monday - so I stamped it and cut it into the individual words and then replaced Monday with a the die cut birthday sentiment.  There's also a few Marianne dies in the mix, details below.

Marianne Products Used

Square Frame die set - LR0694
Stars - CR1294
Twirly Bits from a box die set - CR1433

Hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of chocolate!


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

PFM - Something beginning with B

Love this nice and easy theme at Passion for Markers this month - something beginning with B - so it could be a birthday, the colour Blue or a boat as I have used (and birds).  Oh, and we're being sponsored by Bugaboo stamps this week - so another B right there!

I've actually used a  stamp from a new favourite artist of mine - Tracey Easson Illustrations.  Love this image so much - in 2019 we had the most fantastic holiday touring the North Coast 500 route in Scotland and the image reminds of that wonderful few days.  I've used lots of Marianne products too to enhance the theme- all details below.

Products Used

Tracey Easson Illustrations - The Guid Life stamp set including sentiments
Graphic 45 papers - By the Sea

Marianne Products Used

Telescope  - CR1511
Fishing Net  - CR1409
Birds - CR1279/LR 0596
Rope Coil - CR1405
Ship's Wheel - LR0417
Lighthouse - LR0231

Can you spot Nessie through the telescope - we didn't manage to catch sight of him on our trip - next time!

As I said, our generous sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  Most of the DT have used images from Bugaboo on their creations this week, so don't forget to check them out here.

Friday, 26 March 2021

Wishing (you) Well

Hi folks

Couldn't wait to use this fabulous new Wishing Well Die set from Marianne Designs - new this month!  Little Tilli  Gnome from Mo's Digital Pencil looks suitably dreamy with her thoughts far away as she sits next to it looking at the tree blossom!  Before adding the die cut branch I inked through the new blossom stencil just to create a bit of extra depth.  Full list of Marianne products used below. 

Marianne Products Used

DL Frame set - CR1537
Wishing Well - CR1540 - NEW!
Grass Die set - LR0650
Branch Die set - LR0512
Blossoms - LR0505
Papers - Springtime - PS8084 - NEW!
Sentiments - Wishes - CS1079 - NEW!
Blossom Stencil - PS8081 - NEW!

Nearly the weekend folks - I've been proper poorly this week, not sure if it's been a delayed reaction to my first Covid jab.  Felt fine for the first week, then second week - euggh!  But, I feel so blessed to have been given the vaccine.

It has meant I've had a lazy week so not all bad!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Lavinia Moon Pods

A recent card I made using Lavinia Stamps  Moon Pods and one of their sentiment stamps too.  I coloured the moon pods with some Promarkers and Posca Pens.

Nice and simple!  

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 20 March 2021

A Gift from Mo's Digital Pencil Patreon

Morning folks and a Happy Saturday to you.  My card today uses A Gift from Mo's Digital Pencil's Patreon site which is a subscription way of buying Mo's wonderful images.  There are three levels of subscription starting at $2.50 per month and you get freebies and discounts too. A Gift was one of those freebies and isn't yet available in Mo's Digital Pencil itself.

I've also used some fab new goodies from Marianne Designs - the new half doily die is fabulous- details below.

Marianne Products Used

Marianne Half Doily Die set - LR0701- NEW!
Wishes Sentiment set - CS1079 - NEW!
Papers - Floral Delight - PK9161
Bow Die - LR0447

Isn't that doily die so pretty!

Hugs, Juliexx